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Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-01-2005, 11:11 PM
Alright KHers!

The submissions for April and May were FAB-YOO-LOUS, but now it's really time to step up to the plate.

In light of our recent Memorial Day and the upcoming Flag Day, The Monthly Challenge for June is....
Knit Americana .
And the added bonus is that your creation will be all ready for display when Independence Day rolls around next month!

I'm going to try to fashion some accessory to wear for 4th of July... some red white and blue star-shaped pins, maybe a matching scrunchie, a visor..... Add red white and blue fun fur to a pair of flip flops! Maybe you can knit a flag pin, or felt a change purse, or add some colorwork to your summer tank top! The possibilities are endless... I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Okay. So you're not an American. Or you wouldn't be caught dead commercializing such a sacred holiday. Or red white and blue do not match your skin tone. Or you think my idea is dumb.. FINE! Here's an alternate assignment JUST FOR YOU:
Knit Something June-ish. Here's some inspiration.....
Gemini: May 21 - June 20
Cancer: June 21 - July 22
Birthstone: Pearl
Flower: Rose
AND June is
* Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat-Month
* Audiobook Month
* Candy Month
* Dairy Month
* Drive Safe Month
* Firework Safety Month (June - July 4th)
* Flag Month
* Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
* Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
* Iced Tea Month
* People Skills Month
* Rose Month
* Safety Month
* Scleroderma Awareness Month
* Send A Rose Month
* Turkey Lovers Month [size=11] why isn't this November??
* Vision Research Month
* Zoo and Aquarium Month

Now I'm, not sure exactly how you'd knit People Skills, Scleroderma, or Vision Research, but hey, maybe you're more creative than I am!

There should be something here everyone can do! I expect to see full participation from Amy and all Mods! And act like you're having fun, darn it!!! Let's start :XX:

:thumbsup:

Egeria
06-08-2005, 04:10 PM
Whew! I was about to ask what would a Canadian living in Ireland be doing knitting something American!!

Ok, well I'm sending someone a rose this month. And I love my zoo!

I'll try and knit something 'June-ish' then! Thanks for the challenge :)

feministmama
06-09-2005, 12:56 AM
Hmmm... how about something for Juneteenth?

feministmama
06-09-2005, 12:57 AM
For those who may not know...

http://www.juneteenth.com/

amy
06-10-2005, 07:51 PM
FeministMama, I'd never heard of Juneteenth! How on earth I grew up in Cambridge, MA, without hearing about Juneteenth is beyond me. :?? What a wonderful and important holiday!

I want to knit something for Juneteenth! ...but what?? Any ideas???

amy
06-10-2005, 09:10 PM
I think I'll make something for one of my African American friends or family. Maybe for my niece Jeynaba, or nephew Sahjo.

feministmama
06-12-2005, 03:10 AM
I think I'll make something for one of my African American friends or family. Maybe for my niece Jeynaba, or nephew Sahjo.
Or you could knit something for someone special whatever their race to let them know abot Juneteenth too. Then maybe they'll tell more people, showing off thier lovely whatever while telling admirers about Juneteenth

DotMom61
06-12-2005, 10:51 AM
* Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat-Month
* Audiobook Month


Oooo ..... Oooo!!! :waving: I found two things that you can do for June. Check out the cute Cat Pillow at the bottom of the table of contents in this book (http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1561582948/ref=sib_rdr_zmin/102-1833584-0002551?p=S007&j=1#reader-page), and you can knit it for a child in your life while listening to The House of Dies Drear (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0020435207/qid=1118587744/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-1833584-0002551?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) on tape! (We got our copy @ the library, and the kids are really enjoying it.)

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-13-2005, 05:49 PM
yay! I'm so glad so many of you are interested! I thought that no one liked me and everyone thught my ideas were dumb :verysad:
I haven't started on mine yet! It's amazing how the end of the school year sneaks up on you; I haven't been doing much knitting or online stuff. Maybe now that school is done and my classroom is (almost) cleaned up I can get started!

Louine
06-15-2005, 02:09 PM
I am home with my school room clean.....graduation was Saturday morning and this is Wednesday and I am looking to the Forum for ideas ------I live in the south (100 degrees yesterday and humid) and it is hard for me to decide what I want to knit.....knitting seems like a winter activity and I am having a hard time getting inspired......But I am working on it......I might knit some of the stars listed on Amy's pattern page.......I need small not heavy items to knit......any specific ideas out there.

kemp
06-17-2005, 10:04 AM
'yay! I'm so glad so many of you are interested! I thought that no one liked me and everyone thught my ideas were dumb :verysad:
I haven't started on mine yet! It's amazing how the end of the school year sneaks up on you; I haven't been doing much knitting or online stuff. Maybe now that school is done and my classroom is (almost) cleaned up I can get started!

Silly Hilde!!!! Everyone :heart: :heart: :heart:'s you and your fun ideas. (except for maybe KK :roflhard: )

KellyK
06-17-2005, 12:44 PM
Everyone :heart: :heart: :heart:'s you and your fun ideas. (except for maybe KK :roflhard: )
If Hilde HAD any fun ideas, I would :heart: them! :twisted:

brookenic
06-17-2005, 01:26 PM
I'm thinking about doing a Rose colored tank. With this (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420122)yarn. The color is blush but it looks rose to me. Probably this pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTxback.html). It will be a HUGE challenge for me and will probably take longer than the weather will stay nice to wear it. :D

DotMom61
06-17-2005, 02:44 PM
I'm thinking about doing a Rose colored tank. With this (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420122)yarn. The color is blush but it looks rose to me. Probably this pattern (http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTxback.html). It will be a HUGE challenge for me and will probably take longer than the weather will stay nice to wear it. :D

But then you'll have it to pull out of your closet next summer!! :-) Good luck. Cute tank!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-23-2005, 12:07 AM
yay! i love that tank!
I still have yet to start on this KAL. Maybe I'll get it done before July rolls around. HAH!

KellyK
06-23-2005, 07:29 AM
I think Im gonna submit my coasters for the June KAL, in honor of NATIONAL SWEATY BEVERAGES MONTH! :shifty:

Yes? :D

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-23-2005, 04:30 PM
yayayayayayaay!

and they're red and blue and whiteish too!!!!!!

amy
06-25-2005, 12:17 AM
Kelly, those coasters are AWESOME! They turned out so nice and square. Good felting job. :thumbsup:

KellyK
06-25-2005, 12:42 AM
and they're red and blue and whiteish too!!!!!!
Well, actually, they are red & black and green, tan & black.... :shifty:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-25-2005, 12:45 AM
i SAID "ish"!!!!!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-28-2005, 11:13 AM
Well, June is winding down, and I haven't finished the challenge either! But it looks like we might have some late entries from THIS thread (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2304) in the patterns forum. Yay!

amy
06-28-2005, 12:53 PM
Okay, here's my completed project!! I made my African-American niece Jeynaba a pillow with her name on it, and the number 5 since she turned 5 in May. :)

She loves it! :happydance:

I didn't tell her anything about Juneteenth, but I told her mom, my sister, who I thought might want to celebrate it.

I used a bunch of crochet granny squares, with a knit center panel with color work.

kemp
06-28-2005, 01:05 PM
The pillow is soooooooo cute!

KellyK
06-28-2005, 01:18 PM
And SO is your niece! She is just SPARKLY!!! :heart:

kemp
06-28-2005, 01:26 PM
duh...she is adorable!!!!!!!! I meant to say that too!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-28-2005, 01:43 PM
WOW! what a smile!!!! It looks great Amy!

DotMom61
06-28-2005, 02:57 PM
Could this little girl be any cuter!!??

Oh, and the pillow looks very nice, too, Amy. :D

MaryB
06-28-2005, 04:06 PM
Amy, when my daughter was 5, her Godmother gave her a shirt that said I'm five. I think she wore that shirt just about every day! One year later, she cried uncontrollably. "I don't want to be six. I like 5. My shirt says I'm 5." Be prepared------have something special ready for the big 6. It was tramatic at our house!!
The pillow and your niece are both adorable!

Hildegard_von_Knittin
06-28-2005, 05:34 PM
oh that's funny!!!!

amy
07-06-2005, 04:51 PM
Thanks! She was beaming when I gave it to her! :)

MaryB, thanks for the warning! If I have to make her something special that says "6" on it, I will! ;)

Actually it's sort of a family tradition at this point. When I turned 5 my father's girlfriend made me a huge banner that said "Amy 5" on it. It was a reference to the fact that I wrote my name as "AMY4" when I was four. :lol: It was the best present of my young life! But it didnt' occur to me to cry when I turned 6! LOL I think I just kept the banner up.

kimmie
07-06-2005, 04:56 PM
I've come to the conclusion that if I ever get around to taking pictures of any of my knitted stuff, I absolutely cannot have a cute kid in the picture because who would notice the knitting? WHAT A PRECIOUS NIECE!! Oh my gosh. If she doesn't already have an agent, she needs one because she has a very special sparkle.
kimmie